Case Study Bud Selig Again Targets Draftee Pay

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Fisher, E. (2011). Selig again targets draftee pay. Sports Business Journal, 14(17), 6. Bud Selig, commissioner of MLB, has used the last several owners meeting to chastise clubs for paying their draft selections well over the recommendations supplied by the leagues office. Last year, all 30 clubs combined spent a league record of $236.1 million in bonuses and guarantees. Over the last 2 years the Pittsburg Pirates have topped the list, including $17 million this year. It’s obvious the clubs don’t care about what Mr. Selig has to say, “Yeah, we got our wrists slapped again. It’s the same thing every year now,” says an anonymous team executive. Bud Selig worries that the spending will only continue, so he has been pushing aggressively to

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